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“Kuresong to Darjeeling”

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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$1,378.75*
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6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...
Ranked #13 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I travelled on the Himalayan Railway in late December. This is the only way you should travel too/from Darjeeling! Totally deserving of its official UNESCO status as one of huge best journeys in the world, the views are stunning, and the train is simply EPIC!

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Due to landslides the service is not from NJP, it is from Kuresong. There is a lot of general advice out there, but it could not find specific advice so I hope you find this useful.

There is no pre-paid taxi service or rail replacement service from NJP to Kuresong. But it is very easy to get to Kuresong. A taxi, after light negotiation is rs.1000 including a rs.30 road toll. The taxi takes 1.5 hours from NJP to Kuresong. It is very easy to arrange this at NJP and just demand what you want.

Kuresong has a warm, comfortable waiting room. The town itself is very charming, with a cake shop opposite the station to rest whilst waiting for the train.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a must do when in India, don't let the fact half the line is closed put you off, the effort to get to Kuresong is well worth it.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This crazy railway could only survive in India, anywhere else and it would be long gone. An absolute must if you are in Darjeeling. Ancient steam locos, street running, excellent views and a loop de loop!

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stopped at the Darjeeling station and also walked around the tracks, train cars, and area. We also saw the little 2-3 car train along the road several times. So historic--- and really worth a quick look. We did not do the toy train ride-- have done this elsewhere and that's enough.

4  Thank jenabaintheworld
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We took a 2 hour return toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom. This is something not available in my country as all our trains are modern trains. It is a good experience to be on this ride but it can be a little dirty as the soot produced from the burning coal kept blowing into my face.It's a good way to see the suburbs of Darjeeling and since the train stops at Batasia Loop, it saves you the trouble of visiting the loop again

5  Thank lilyllc
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

A journey on this joy train is a child-like feeling and nostalgic too. It is little over-priced on a tourist ticket but one does not mind since it is one time indulgence. The loop is good and so is museum at Ghoom. A must see for every one in Darjeeling.

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